Amanda Rodrigues kills Arturo Gatti: Is this a message to stay away from the young box?

July 13, 2009

Arturo,

I wish you read the blog. I tried to warn you. This was the most recent warning. Now, you are not the president, but you are famous, and for some reason, fame makes some young women go crazy.  Ask Steve McNair about that.

Now you are dead, which is why you can ask Steve about it and compare notes.  Where did you go wrong?  How could it have been avoided?  Those are the questions I am left wondering. ESPN.com gives the sobering news about a crazy young woman who killed Gotti.  Making the story worse is that its his wife who is the prime suspect.

SAO PAULO — Brazilian authorities detained the wife of former boxing champion Arturo Gatti and formally accused her Sunday of killing him at a posh seaside tourist resort in Brazil.

Police said 23-year-old Amanda Rodrigues was taken into custody after contradictions in her interrogation and presented a formal accusation against her. Prosecutors will later decide whether she will be charged.

However, various media reports said Rodrigues had already been charged with the murder.

Rodrigues, who denies any involvement in her husband’s death, was the first to find the slain boxer’s body early Saturday inside the vacation apartment they were renting at the Porto de Galinhas resort in northeastern Brazil, police said.

The former junior welterweight champion was apparently strangled with the strap of a purse, which was found at the scene with blood stains, said Milena Saraiva, a spokeswoman for the Pernambuco state civil police. She told The Associated Press that the Canadian also sustained a head injury.

Police said Rodrigues, a Brazilian, could not explain how she spent nearly 10 hours inside the residence without noticing that Gatti was already dead.

Now, this is where I blame Keith Norfleet, since he didn’t do the Sahel Kazemi murder, but with Facebook you’re everywhere in no time….

But, with further reflections, I remember the fact that some Brazilians are crazy.  Remember Ugueth Urbina?  He was a relief pitcher in MLB from 1995 to 2005.  Wikipedia explains why he is kinda relevent…

On November 7, 2005, Urbina was arrested by Venezuelan authorities on a charge of attempted murder for an incident that occurred a few weeks earlier, on October 16.[1] Urbina attacked five farm workers on his property whom he had accused of stealing a gun. The pitcher tried to injure them both with a machete and also attempted to pour gasoline on them. On March 28, 2007, Urbina was convicted of attempted murder.[2] Additional charges included illegal deprivation of liberty and violating a prohibition against taking justice into his own hands. He was sentenced to 14 years in prison.[2]

Yeah, he is Venezuelan, but the bigger point is some of those South Americans are crazy…he knows how to do things big.  Machetes and gas is gangsta…I bet the help won’t be bathing in his pool again…

Relationship problems are intrinsic to marriage.  the key is finding a way to work it out.  If you can’t, then get a divorce.  Move on.  That is life as we know it, where 50 percent of marriages end up in divorce.  But, you don’t have to kill the person to make it happen.  Just leave…walk away.

See, that is how you send a message.  She might be mad as hell, but you can get away and laugh...

See, that is how you send a message. She might be mad as hell, but you can get away and laugh...

This is why you get up and leave, knowing you are going to be taken care of.

Rodrigues told police she had a fight with Gatti after dinner Friday night and he pushed her to the ground during the altercation, causing her to sustain minor injuries to her elbow and chin. She told authorities Gatti was drunk and that a third party likely committed the crime after he went to the apartment by himself.

Witnesses had reported to police that the couple fought and that Gatti was drunk.

Authorities were told the couple was extremely jealous of each other and that Gatti constantly complained about her clothing when she traveled to Brazil, Saraiva said.

Acelino “Popo” Freitas, a four-time world champion Brazilian boxer, told Globo TV’s Web site on Saturday that he was a close friend of Gatti and his wife and that he “knew they were having some sort of problem and were about to separate.”

They had planned to spend one month in Brazil on vacation.

When others on the outside see that things are not going well, it’s time to start working on the parachute plan.  The writing is on the wall.  Why go on vacation with someone you are about to separate from?

This is why you will be missed.  You were a bleeder, but that never got into the way of you throwing hammers.  You fought valiantly, in the face of long odds, where other boxers would have given up long ago.

Clearly, in much better times...

Clearly, in much better times...

Some people, like TJ Simers point to the bloodlust that we get from the fights.  There is something primitive that the fights tapped into.  The blood represented the amount of pain and suffering that Gatti was willing to go though to give it his all.

See TJ, I respect this.  He is willing to go hell or high water to get the job done.  A paper cut would put you out for writing your article, but the blood doesnt stop Arturo...

See TJ, I respect this. He is willing to go hell or high water to get the job done. A paper cut would put you out for writing your article, but the blood doesnt stop Arturo...

John Gotti was the Telfon Don, but Arturo Gatti really proved toughness in the ring.  The only thing sticking to Gatti is a legacy of big fights…

4 Responses to “Amanda Rodrigues kills Arturo Gatti: Is this a message to stay away from the young box?”

  1. bobbygee said

    Both killings had one thing common-Booze Alcoholism Bobby Gee
    http://bobbygee.wordpress.com/

    Alcoholism is deadly. It kills

  2. Ronin Storm said

    Yo this is his wife…

    Now how did this woman strangle the champ?
    With a purse strap? sorry, I just don’t see it.
    She would need to have planned it perfectly and get him in the perfect elevated position.
    I’ve seen enough CSI to notice something smells fishy.

  3. Steve said

    Girl is guilty. She probably put something in his drank…simple as a roofie…

    he downs it and then he is down for the count….

  4. guenivere said

    This may help to enlighten why the young ones go for older ones…some parts are true, some parts made me vomit.
    http://www.askmen.com/dating/curtsmith/21_dating_advice.html

    And lets not forget that the cougars out there…
    http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/lifestyle/lifematters/older-women-younger-men-20090518-b80m.html?page=-1

    and…

    http://www.cnn.com/2007/LIVING/personal/09/07/olderwomen/index.html

    To continue for the ladies…we also need to be careful for so many reasons…this just being one of them
    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/04/11/national/main4009249.shtml

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